Chartered as a high school by
Kentucky Legislature in 1856. The
school had trustees Dr. D.
Porter, S.T. Drane, Morris Thomas,
Preston Thomas, James Drane, W. B.
Wilson, and W. J. Mason. In 1861,
the name Eminence College conferred
on it. Men . . . — — Map (db m136246) HM
On Sept. 21, 1862 CSA cavalry
under Maj. George M. Jessee, a
native here, attacked provost
marshal Robert Morris’ home guard.
Guards surrendered men, horses
and 300 stand of arms.
Dec. 13, 1864 Maj. Jessee and
Confederate forces were . . . — — Map (db m136191) HM
County named, 1798, for Patrick Henry, 1736-99, patriot, orator. “Give me liberty or give me death.” Va. House of Burgesses, 1765, the Continental Congress, 1774-76; Gov. of Va., 1776-79 and 1784-86. Opposed Va. ratification of U.S. . . . — — Map (db m136188) HM
Discovered and used by Indians for
medicinal properties. Claimed by
Jacob Drennon & Matthew Bracken,
July 26, 1773. On April 1, 1785,
Patrick Henry, Governor of Va.
issued to George, Rogers Clark a
patent for 400 acres including the
springs. . . . — — Map (db m136237) HM
The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows
(GUOOF) was formed in 1843; virtually
all other fraternal organizations of the
era were whites-only. The GUOOF
provided vital support to its members
and the local black community
following the Civil War. . . . — — Map (db m136171) HM
In 1780 communal colonists came
from Pennsylvania to Mercer County, Kentucky. In
1784 thirty of the families came
here, purchased 10,000 acres from
Squire Boone. Lived in log fort.
Managed by Abraham Banta, George
Bergen made trustee later. . . . — — Map (db m136247) HM